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10-01-19 MAG praises MP’s hard line against dangerous drivers
MAG has welcomed the tough position expressed by Conservative MP Peter Heaton-Jones regarding the sentencing of dangerous drivers. MAG’s Regional Representative in the South West, Tracy Smith, has received a welcome boost to the campaign for justice against potential killer drivers, whose actions risk the safety of other road users - including motorcyclists.
 
08-01-19 How ‘NICE’ is advice on road planning?
MAG questions why a health group is venturing into the complex world of road planning - and perhaps missing the point of our roads.
 
04-01-19 MAG, ULEZ and exemption of older motorcycles
Update on: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, KTM, Lexmoto, Aprilia, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Triumph, Norton, Gilera, Vespa.
 
02-01-19 MAG starts the New Year determined to build on successes
MAG is looking forward to continuing to build on the good work achieved during 2018. MAG is ready to continue defending riders’ rights and to contribute to the decision-making processes at national and local government levels.
 
20-12-18 MAG praises tolls precedent at Severn Bridges
MAG has welcomed the ‘kept promise’ of removing all tolls from the Severn Bridge crossings, after 52 years of charges.
 
30-11-18 MAG meets Mayor Khan: and it’s good news
MAG has held a long-awaited meeting with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The result of the exchange gives room for optimism amongst the motorcycling community.
 
20-11-18 MAG on Government approach to bike theft: ‘lucky in London, lazy in Britain’
MAG has been fighting motorcycle theft - and challenged the Home Office to do more. The Government’s self-congratulatory approach was condemned by MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown.
 
18-11-18 MAG asks: Road Safety - what do you think?
As motorcyclists, we don’t ride out hoping to be killed or seriously injured. We all have a vested interest in staying alive. So what’s gone wrong with the road safety agenda, and why are we made to feel like the accused instead of the victims?
 
16-11-18 MAG asks: Clean Air Zones - logic or tragic?
MAG claims modal shift to motorcycles reduces congestion and pollution in the UK. MAG’s guidance document clearly shows the evidence - in a manner that hasn’t been challenged by ANY audience so far. What do YOU think?
 
15-11-18 MAG asks: Bus Lanes - to bike or not to bike?
AG asks: do you want us to continue our successful campaign for motorcycle access to bus lanes? Nationally, more and more transport authorities are seeing the sense in adopting a bus lanes access policy for bikers, with Nottingham City Council the latest to announce a trial.
 
12-11-18 MAG revs up for NEC Motorcycle Live show
MAG is gearing up for this year’s Motorcycle Live show, which is one of the country’s premier annual motorcycle events
 
30-10-18 MAG calls for a consistent approach to bus lane access
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has published a report this week detailing the national picture on powered two wheeler (PTW) access to bus lanes. The report demonstrates an inconsistent and patchwork approach to access that inevitably leads to confusion, mistakes and, ultimately, increased risk for riders.
 
22-10-18 MAG welcomes further CAZ exemptions for motorcycles
On 16th October 2018 Bath & North East Somerset Council launched a six-week consultation on proposals to charge drivers of higher-emission vehicles, including cars, £9 per day to drive within Bath city centre. In the wake of MAG’s victory in Birmingham, the Bath & North East Somerset Council is proposing, from the outset, to exempt all motorcycles and mopeds from the scheme.
 
18-10-18 MAG Slams Nick Hurd’s Optimism on Motorcycle Theft
MAG has questioned the optimism shown by the Home Office Press Release on Moped Crime, pointing out that the underlying national problem of motorcycle theft has been, and looks set to continue being, totally ignored. MAG has been involved in the Home Office Roundtable process from the beginning and has consistently highlighted flaws in the thought processes of the initiative.
 
03-10-18 West Midlands MAG develop vital lines of communication with West Midlands Police.
With the ever present issue of motorcycle theft and related crime in the region, West Midlands MAG is pleased to announce that it is developing a formal communications channel between West Midlands Police and the local motorcycling community.
 
10-09-18 MAG wins charge exemption for motorcycles of all ages in Birmingham City’s Clean Air Zone.
MAG has won a landmark campaign to gain exemption for motorcycles of all ages from Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). At a special meeting of the Cabinet today, Birmingham City Council has approved its CAZ business case submission. Once approved by Government, the proposal can be implemented with the launch of the zone scheduled for January 2020.
 
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